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Baby by Annaleese Jochems

Baby

Annaleese Jochems

eBook

"Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen when her bootcamp instructor, the striking Anahera, suggests they run away together. With stolen money and a dog in tow they buy 'Baby', an old boat docked in the Bay of...

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The Prince's pleasure & His pregnant princess by Robyn Donald

The Prince's pleasure & His pregnant princess

Robyn Donald

eBook

The Prince's PleasurePrince Luka of Dacia is a man with a lot to lose if his secret leaks out too early. He trusts nothing and no one, least of all his unexpected desire for Alexa Mytton. She might be beautiful, but she's dangerous - and there's no time...

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The new ships  by Kate Duignan

The new ships

Kate Duignan

Book

"Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an ...

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Made to kill by Adam Christopher

Made to kill

Adam Christopher

eBook

Private investigator, hit man, and the world's last robot Raymond Electromatic is hired by a familiar-looking woman to search for a missing movie star in a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy with ties to a sinister plot.

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Murder in paint  by Rodney Strong

Murder in paint

Rodney Strong

Book

"The spirit wants her name back. The con artist wants her painting back. And Oliver just wants things back to normal. Good luck. Oliver Atkinson's life is busy. Between trying to write a book, children, and housework he doesn't have time for the spirit...

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Death actually  by Rosy Fenwicke

Death actually

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Maggie never wanted to go into the family business, but when her parents die suddenly and her husband has just abandoned her and their two small children, what choice does she have? With the support of her best friend Elka and her mentor Betty, she had...

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A sister in my house  by Linda Olsson

A sister in my house

Linda Olsson

Book

"Maria has found a sanctuary in a rented house, overlooking a small Spanish village by the sea. She is coming to terms with losing the love of her life. But her solitude and the places that have become special to her are about to be encroached upon by...

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Between two worlds  by A.N Arthur

Between two worlds

A.N Arthur

Book

"1914. Samuel, Jimmy and Cass struggle to adjust after the Great Strike. For those men and their loved ones, change demands sacrifice and loss - for even love comes with its price. But greater challenges beyond their imagining are about to engulf the...

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Letters in a different war  by Joan Braddock

Letters in a different war

Joan Braddock

Book

"Many New Zealand men and women served in World War II. There were some however who refused to fight, believing it wasn't right to kill fellow human beings. They were called conscientious objectors and were treated harshly by the authorities and by the...

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Then there was you  by Kara Isaac

Then there was you

Kara Isaac

Book

"Paige McAllister needs to do something drastic. Her boyfriend cant even commit to living in the same country, her promised promotion is dead on arrival and the simultaneous loss of her brother and her dream of being a concert violinist has kept her ...

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The little white house  by author Tali (Musician)

The little white house

author Tali (Musician)

Book

"Based on the story of a little white house that did indeed exist in rural New Zealand, this story weaves reality with fantasy, telling the tale of all who lived there, from the perspective of the house itself. As the house becomes conscious and self-aware,...

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Marsha's deal  by Laura Solomon

Marsha's deal

Laura Solomon

Book

"When Marsha is diagnosed with a rare disease that turns her body to bone when damaged, she becomes depressed and commits suicide at a Swiss euthanasia clinic. After her spirit goes to hell, she meets the Devil himself. After live footage is beamed down...

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The forgotten lands  by Justin Warren

The forgotten lands

Justin Warren

Book

"Dylan Harper is a young, up and coming detective, with a point to prove. But when he and his mentor Detective Joe Gardella are summoned to the office of the Chief of Police and given an assignment that is outside their jurisdiction they sense that s...

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Money in the morgue  by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

Book

"Mr Glossop is on his regular run delivering wages to the hospitals scattered across New Zealand's Canterbury plains. When his car breaks down, he is forced to stay the night at Mount Gold Hospital, twenty miles from the nearest town, where soldiers ...

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The dream sleepers  by Patricia Grace

The dream sleepers

Patricia Grace

Book

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They don't just fade away  by Mike Ledingham

They don't just fade away

Mike Ledingham

Book

'"Former soldier Bill Secombe's world falls to pieces after the love of his life dies, but he rebuilds a successful business and remarries. But soon his new wife shuffles him off to a retirement home, so she can take over the life he has created. Bullied...

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Wairaka point  by Trevor Watkin

Wairaka point

Trevor Watkin

Book

"Wairaka Point is a gripping narrative based around actual events. The subjects and settings are diverse: New Zealand, legal investigation, rabies, fathers, US Marines, heroic women, Maori, ambiguity, possum trapping, advertising, Zimbabwe, families,...

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Te korero ahi kā

Te korero ahi kā

Book

"Here, between the realms of the Sky Father and Earth Mother, hellhounds race, ghosts drift and the taniwha stalks. Home fires drive them back, sparking stories and poems that traverse seconds, eons, and parsecs. Tales of gatekeepers, cloak wearers, ...

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A simple love story  by Philippa Dobbs

A simple love story

Philippa Dobbs

Book

"Instead of getting some ice cream and wine to spend the night alone, Jeaunette Cameron manages to spill her treats on one Tomas West, only the hottest British star in Hollywood. It should have been a chance meeting, a fluke of crossed paths, but as Tomas...

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The second grave  by Ian Austin

The second grave

Ian Austin

Book

"Dan Calder is back. Back in his native England once again to help his best friend and ex-partner Nick Hetherington. Nick's daughter has been arrested in connection with the death of a Nottingham prostitute. Back to face his darkest moment as old acq...

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Not the faintest trace  by Wendy M. Wilson

Not the faintest trace

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"Frank Hardy, late of Her Majesty's 57th Regiment of Foot - the Die Hards searches for two missing Scandinavian boys, assisted by the cousin of one of the boys, Mette Larsen. Meanwhile, someone is killing ex-Die Hards, and the Armed Constabulary, dressed...

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Mazarine  by Charlotte Grimshaw

Mazarine

Charlotte Grimshaw

Book

"From award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw, this is a beautifully evocative, sensual portrayal of a woman's search for freedom and love. When her daughter vanishes during a heatwave in Europe, writer Frances Sinclair embarks on a hunt that takes her...

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A year at Hotel Gondola  by Nicky Pellegrino

A year at Hotel Gondola

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

"Kat has never wanted to live a small life. She's an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual things. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship. She has fallen in love...

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The fine art of kindness  by Robert Philip Bolton

The fine art of kindness

Robert Philip Bolton

Book

"When wealthy old Jack Landseer and the eccentric and even older Betty Krlich meet - apparently by accident - they begin an odd relationship which gradually evolves into one of mutual trust, affection, and, yes, love."--Back cover.

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Extreme vacuum  by Andrew Tichbon

Extreme vacuum

Andrew Tichbon

Book

"When brilliant physicist, Jess Rodriguez, designs the most advanced spacecraft the Earth has ever seen, she becomes a target for an unscrupulous industrialist, whose sole intent is to destroy her. But is that the worst of Jess's problems? Could it be...

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The cage  by Lloyd Jones

The cage

Lloyd Jones

Audio CD

"Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, war...

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The seer's wolf by Barbara Petrie

The seer's wolf

Barbara Petrie

eBook

"It is 1952 and strange events are taking place in Loam, a small settlement in rural Canterbury, New Zealand. Ralph Randal, his wife Irena and their three daughters have immigrated to the area from England, but as they settle in, the curiosity of Clover,...

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Devil's apple by Simon Snow

Devil's apple

Simon Snow

eBook

A gripping detective novel set in the remote New Zealand West Coast. George Todman is a recluse, drinking his way to oblivion in the remote West Coast bush. His life, though, is transformed when the striking flower-child Rainbow starts turning up on the...

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The night I got my tuckie by Stephanie Johnson

The night I got my tuckie

Stephanie Johnson

eBook

"This short story is told by a young American girl, who is all too knowing about her own world, but ignorant about the Kiwi strangers she meets. When Ruthie's father needs a drink, he takes his young daughter with him. She sits in the bar, with her p...

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Rain by Shonagh Koea

Rain

Shonagh Koea

eBook

"When asked which was her daughter, Alyssum's mother always used to say, 'the ugly one'. Alyssum has since made a life for herself, away from her old home. But her mother is now in hospital, suffering from dementia. Can Alyssum reach through the pain...

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The bugger by Julian Novitz

The bugger

Julian Novitz

eBook

"A tense short story about a cop caught out while planting a listening device"--Publisher information.

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Pigeon post by Peter Hawes

Pigeon post

Peter Hawes

eBook

"A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand. Stuck in the dry desert of Single Tree Gully, Australia, in 1840, Mrs C Wentworth dreams of a place deluged with rain. An island to own, and rain. The pigeon post brings word from...

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The spare room by Judith White

The spare room

Judith White

eBook

"Love and passion - and their absence, are explored in this insighful, tragi-comic short story about an illicit affair. The narrator's married friend and his married lover, the new wife of her ex-husband, none of them has much to do with her, until they...

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Facing Galapagos by Craig Cliff

Facing Galapagos

Craig Cliff

eBook

"It's not every day you receive an email at work from someone claiming to be 'the' Charles Darwin. But when David Leon emails back, little does he suspect that before long he would be heading to Ecuador, or indeed that he would be mugged by a man wielding...

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Split time by Felicity Price

Split time

Felicity Price

eBook

"Penny's great-grandmother, a passionate suffragette and temperance advocate, was equally torn between demanding daughters and a dependent mother. When Penny is given her great-grandmother's letters she is almost at the end of her tether. Will the words...

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Light readings by Fiona Farrell

Light readings

Fiona Farrell

eBook

A superb collection of short stories that celebrate the power of the written word.Giving an innovative take on the many forms of reading that bombard us in our everyday lives - from e- to junk-mail, gardening to cookbooks, tourist guides to romance novels...

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Three pretty widows by Barbara Else

Three pretty widows

Barbara Else

eBook

A delicately layered, humorous novel, deliciously written, ranging over time and place. In the aftermath of Barnaby Rivers' death, complictions arise for three beautiful women: Bella, Ruth and wicked old Jocasta. Now nothing can go on in the old way....

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Gone to Pegasus  by Tess Redgrave

Gone to Pegasus

Tess Redgrave

Book

"It’s Dunedin 1892, and the women’s suffrage movement is gaining momentum. Left to fend for herself when her husband’s committed to the Seacliff Lunatic Asylum, 23-year-old Eva meets Grace, an outspoken suffragette with an exotic and mysterious past....

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All this by chance  by Vincent O'Sullivan

All this by chance

Vincent O'Sullivan

Book

"If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the...

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The vanishing act  by Jen Shieff

The vanishing act

Jen Shieff

Book

"Respectable appearances can hide the blackest of secrets. The Vanishing Act is a spicy tale of intrigue set in 1960s Auckland, New Zealand, where society's constraints and the laws of the day made outcasts of lesbians and prostitutes. Rosemary Cawley...

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I love you, send money  by Jordan M. Alexander

I love you, send money

Jordan M. Alexander

Book

"Alexis is a bubbly, warm and cultured Gemini who loves wine and beach walks but she struggles to find time for relationship with her work and family commitments. James is a successful railway consultant that travels the world, adores his teenage son,...

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Prince of the spear  by David Hair

Prince of the spear

David Hair

Book

"The unthinkable has happened. With the Leviathan Bridge critically damaged and its towers unable to control the skies between Yuros and Antiopia, the East has invaded the West. A vast windfleet, constructed in secret, is winging across the Pontic Sea....

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East  by Peri Hoskins

East

Peri Hoskins

Book

"Junior lawyer, Vince Osbourne, leaves behind a viciously circular life in the city representing petty criminals and takes to the road. Its 1994, he's lived 30 years. The wide continent of Australia is out in front. He's almost young. Where will the ...

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Tane's war  by Brendaniel Weir

Tane's war

Brendaniel Weir

Book

"For a Māori boy, early 1890s Auckland can be a harsh place. Tane flees his home, the law and family shame, taking a merchant ship to London. But he cannot escape the war sweeping Europe, and after enlisting in the army, he develops a relationship with...

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Crystal reign  by Kelly Lyndon

Crystal reign

Kelly Lyndon

Book

"Former Navy Lieutenant Commander and MMA instructor David Johnson has it all: an amazing wife, three beautiful kids and a great job. He's the man who can handle anything, and anyone - until his wife Chrissie is introduced to methamphetamine at a friend's...

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Berserker  by Korie Massey

Berserker

Korie Massey

Book

"As a child, Leon is found on the beach in the kingdom of West Axum after his father's failed raiding attempt. Sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator, he has become the champion of the city of Navio. With dreams of freedom and living a peaceful...

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Harvest  by Christine Carrell

Harvest

Christine Carrell

Book

"Rose McLeod survived the Napier earthquake, navigated her way through University in wartime Wellington and fell in love with a soldier about to embark for Egypt and Italy. Life on his return offers a new start on an Otago sheep farm where Robert's ...

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The man who would not see  by Rajorshi Chakraborti

The man who would not see

Rajorshi Chakraborti

Book

"As children in Calcutta, Ashim and Abhay made a small mistake that split their family forever. Thirty years later, Ashim has re-entered his brother's life, with blame and retribution on his mind. It seems nothing short of smashing Abhay's happy home...

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High country hero  by Holly Ford

High country hero

Holly Ford

Book

"Having brokered a fragile peace with his demons at last, ex-Afghan War pilot Mitch Stuart isn't in the market for redemption. But when he steps outside his comfort zone to help a stranger in a country pub, he inadvertently opens the door to the ghosts...

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Huia short stories. 11

Huia short stories. 11

Book

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the 2015 Pikihuia Awards for Maori writers as judged by Witi Ihimaera, Sir Wira Gardiner and Poia Rewi. The book contains the stories from the finalists for Best Short Story written in English,...

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Straight and level  by Penelope Haines

Straight and level

Penelope Haines

Book

"In this instalment of the Claire Hardcastle Mysteries, pilot Claire once again has her hands full. All she wants is to get through Dry July, look forward to boyfriend Jack's return from overseas and enjoy a quiet life. If only life were that simple!...

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My mother and the Hungarians  by Frankie McMillan

My mother and the Hungarians

Frankie McMillan

Book

A small child permanently loses all sense of direction after she falls out of a tree. Hungarian refugees learn the local idiom: she'll be right; right as rain. The Social Welfare snoops around a boarding house where immigrant men weep for their homelands...

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Death on D'Urville  by Penelope Haines

Death on D'Urville

Penelope Haines

Book

"Claire Hardcastle is fiery, clever, daring and she's trying to prove herself in a man's world. When her routine flight to pick a passenger up from a remote island in the Marlborough Sounds turns into a murder investigation she is excited to discover...

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Miranda  by Elaine Blick

Miranda

Elaine Blick

Book

"Miranda is a black ex-slave, now the owner of a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the late 18th century. Her battle to overcome prejudice and to raise the status of African slaves by teaching them to read and write makes compelling reading. Her personal...

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By royal decree  by Robyn Donald

By royal decree

Robyn Donald

Book

"His Majesty's Mistress: On an idyllic Pacific island, Giselle Foster is swept off her feet and into the bed of a devastatingly gorgeous stranger - only to discover she's given away her purity to renowned playboy Prince Roman Magnati! Giselle knows she...

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Leap of faith by Jenny Pattrick

Leap of faith

Jenny Pattrick

eBook

A vivid novel about ingenuity and hard slog, crooks and dreamers, bootleggers and love.Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. It's being cut through stee...

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Lord Gallant by Wendy Vella

Lord Gallant

Wendy Vella

eBook

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Differently normal  by Tammy Robinson

Differently normal

Tammy Robinson

Book

"For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee's full-time carers, there's no time in Maddy's life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend. So when...

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Premium collection by Katherine Mansfield

Premium collection

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

This carefully crafted ebook: "KATHERINE MANSFIELD Premium Collection: 160+ Short Stories & Poems (Literature Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Short Stories: Bliss Prelude Je ne Parle p...

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Eye of the songbird  by Michael Munro

Eye of the songbird

Michael Munro

Book

"Geo-political environmental thriller involving activists and anti-subversion elements within government. She's the target, the scientist he's been told to bring down and here she is swinging helpless in a crevasse in Antarctica. What should Kirk Bar...

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Kainnan. The challenge  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The challenge

Belinda Stott

Book

"With the impact of Elias Kraven's deadly virus ever-increasing on both Earth and the alternate world of Kainnan, King Magnus requests Ravyn's help in capturing Elias. Yet Elias has plans of his own, demanding the King face him in a contest to determine...

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The only secret left to keep  by Katherine Hayton

The only secret left to keep

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.When the...

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The cage  by Lloyd Jones

The cage

Lloyd Jones

Book

"Two mysterious strangers turn up at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. Before long, wary h...

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Gabriel's Bay  by Catherine Robertson

Gabriel's Bay

Catherine Robertson

Book

"Kerry Macfarlane has run away from his wedding-that-wasn't. He lands in coastal Gabriel's Bay, which bills itself as 'a well-appointed small town' on its website (last updated two decades ago). Here Kerry hopes to prove he's not a complete failure. Or,...

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The hidden room by Stella Duffy

The hidden room

Stella Duffy

Large Print

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect. Except, it isn't. Someone is about to walk...

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Black canaries  by Trevor Jones

Black canaries

Trevor Jones

Book

"A collection of short stories that range from Romance to Murder and include Cats, Dogs and Birds. It's up to you to decide which animal did it! Themes wander from teenage angst to more elderly regrets of lives past. While most are set in New Zealand...

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Murder on Broadway  by John Rosanowski

Murder on Broadway

John Rosanowski

Book

"Set in Reefton, the boom town of the West Coast goldfields 1877. Suspiciously, a naive young police constable is left in charge of the town over the Christmas and New Year. He is immediately faced with investigating a murder carried out by sly-groggers...

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Kainnan. The switch  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The switch

Belinda Stott

Book

"Back on Earth after nearly losing their lives on the alternate world of Kainnan, Noah, Katerina, Summer and Ryder are desperate to catch and eliminate the tyrant Wilhelm once and for all "--Back cover.

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Kainnan. Redemption  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. Redemption

Belinda Stott

Book

"When Ravyn Salvatore finds her way onto the alternate world of Kainnan, the last thing she expects is to be followed there by the kidnapping victim she saved two years prior. Still affected by his ordeal, Zavier Montrese will do anything to obtain her...

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Kainnan. The uncovering  by Belinda Stott

Kainnan. The uncovering

Belinda Stott

Book

"The alternate world of Kainnan is anything but stable... the elusive Wilhelm is still alive and plotting multiple takeovers. Despite hunting him for months, Aaron the Priest seems no closer to uncovering his plans and is forced to seek assistance on...

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Women alone by Katherine Mansfield

Women alone

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

Mansfield selections series features selections of Katherine Mansfield's best stories, grouped by subject and introduced by Mansfield scholar Vincent O'Sullivan. Each volume offers a different way to view Mansfield's work. This selection focuses on a...

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Jesus of the credit cards  by Alex Stone

Jesus of the credit cards

Alex Stone

Book

'Jesus of the credit cards' is a collection of stories by award-winning New Zealand writer Alex Stone. They are about journeys and discoveries, not only in New Zealand but overseas.

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A suitable time for vengence  by Edmund Bohan

A suitable time for vengence

Edmund Bohan

Book

London 1887: a year of Continental anarchist- and American-financed Fenian violence. The suspicious death of Patrick O'Rorke's boyhood friend Tom O'Brien - the internationally famous tenor known as Tomaso Briani - propels the former colonial detective...

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Wolves in dogs' clothing  by Christodoulos Evangelou Georgiou Moisa

Wolves in dogs' clothing

Christodoulos Evangelou Georgiou Mo...

Book

It is New Year's Eve 1973 in Nicosia, Cyprus. New Zealand journalist Steve Carpenter is celebrating the occasion with his friend Inspector Petros Zimaras and his family and is looking forward to a happier 1974. But it is not to be. In the early hours...

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Unlocking Brynleith  by D A. Mayes

Unlocking Brynleith

D A. Mayes

Book

"In 1973 talented and innovative Scottish teacher Tayte Murdoch has a still born son and will never have another baby. She is finally motivated to end the suffocating marriage to her headmaster husband. She leaves Edinburgh to take a years sabbatical...

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Gone tomorrow  by Felicity Price

Gone tomorrow

Felicity Price

Book

"Penny Rushmore returns in a fast-paced sequel to two earlier bestsellers. Funny, entertaining, romantic, occasionally dark and filled with suspense, Gone Tomorrow is about an engagingly vulnerable New Zealand woman approaching retirement who feels too...

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All our secrets  by Jennifer (Novelist) Lane

All our secrets

Jennifer (Novelist) Lane

Book

"A girl called Gracie. A small town called Coongahoola with the dark Bagooli River running through it. The Bleeders - hundreds of 'Believers' who set up on the banks of the river, who start to buy up the town and win souls. The River Children - born in...

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A case for love  by Gudrun Frerichs

A case for love

Gudrun Frerichs

Book

"When Thea's philandering husband dies in a car accident, whe is relieved and tasted freedom... until her her husband's wicked past catches up with her. Mustrusting of all men she reluctantly teams up with Mark, a private investigator. Mark, world-weary...

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Love and magic  by John Hanlon

Love and magic

John Hanlon

Book

A magical collection of yarns at the heart of which are truths and lessons that will leave you with a wonderfully whimsical perspective on life. In a sense they are extraordinary tales about ordinary people, told with empathy and imagination. One shows...

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Beneath pale water  by Thalia Henry

Beneath pale water

Thalia Henry

Book

"Set amidst the physical and psychological landscapes of New Zealand's southern hills and grasslands, Beneath Pale Water is a social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three damaged individuals; a sculptor, a vagrant and a model...

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The second stage of grief  by Katherine Hayton

The second stage of grief

Katherine Hayton

Book

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her? Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder inves...

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The empty coffin  by Gary Moore

The empty coffin

Gary Moore

Book

"When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tamati does a lovely job on the corpse - but next morning, the body has vanished from the funeral parlour. That day, a mysterious figure - witnesses give wildly conflicting des...

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The beat of the pendulum  by Catherine Chidgey

The beat of the pendulum

Catherine Chidgey

Book

"From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories,...

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Silent fear  by Lance Morcan

Silent fear

Lance Morcan

Book

"Scotland Yard detective Valerie Crowther is assigned to investigate the murder of a student at a university for the Deaf in London, England. The murder investigation coincides with a deadly flu virus outbreak, resulting in the university being quara...

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The Atlantic affair  by Gary Paul Stephenson

The Atlantic affair

Gary Paul Stephenson

Book

"A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and i...

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For better for broke  by E. M. Richmond

For better for broke

E. M. Richmond

Book

"'When or if I ever get married, I want it to be for love. Not to solve my financial problems.' Kate Delaney finds life is a struggle. She is about to lose her job and has no idea how she is going to manage financially. Her close friend Nick Sloane thinks...

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Stolen songs  by Samantha Armstrong

Stolen songs

Samantha Armstrong

Book

"Maddison is a survivor. An unstable childhood has taught her to depend on no one but herself, which is exactly how she’s gotten to where she is today. With a scholarship to one of the most prestigious schools in the country, she’s finally able to settle...

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Short head and yard  by Garrick Batten

Short head and yard

Garrick Batten

Book

"Urban readers in particular will note the rural tags for trials faced by farmers and those living and working in rural New Zealand. Rural readers will relate to the reality and nostalgia of their industry. Garrick Batten writes from a lifelong career...

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A distant belonging  by Tony Chapelle

A distant belonging

Tony Chapelle

Book

"In New Zealand in the 1950's and 60's Jaimie Ashcott is one of those descendants of early British settlers who have little interest in their origins. He knows who he is and where he belongs. Or does he? In Fiji in the same decades, Tela Gilbard feels...

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The rescue net  by Patricia Snelling

The rescue net

Patricia Snelling

Book

"When Ruby Preston’s intrepid adventures led her to Rainbow Haven in Thailand, a safe house for sex slave victims, she becomes involved as an aid worker for Rescue Net. While working there, she falls in love with Julian Page, a co-worker, and there follows...

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Treachery road  by John Rosanowski

Treachery road

John Rosanowski

Book

"Treachery Road examines the infamous exploits of the Burgess-Kelly gang which marauded the goldfields in the 1860s. It seeks to crack one of NZ's noted "cold cases." Who actually carried out the six murders attributed to the gang?" -- Provided by pu...

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A southern strait  by Anya Forest

A southern strait

Anya Forest

Book

"She's abandoned ship. His secrets haunt him daily. Can two wayward souls keep their love afloat when the winds of change being to blow? Rebecca Ryan's marriage is on the rocks. She's at an impasse, torn betwen the strees of fertility treatments and a...

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False river  by Paula Morris

False river

Paula Morris

Book

"Fictional characters muse upon the truth behind real people, non-fiction pieces contain short interludes of fiction, fiction is written to read like an essay, made-up elements slip into true accounts. These pieces range the world, from America, to Antwerp...

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Something borrowed  by Louisa George

Something borrowed

Louisa George

Book

"When Chloe Cassidy is jilted at the altar it's all her nightmares rolled into one. Her mother is convinced she's the victim of the family curse. Her sister believes she just hasn't found The One yet. But Chloe's not listening; she's too busy taking ...

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Tess by Kirsten McDougall

Tess

Kirsten McDougall

eBook

Tess is on the run when she's picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she's drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess...

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Our future is in the air by Tim Corballis

Our future is in the air

Tim Corballis

eBook

"It's 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlier, the world was in disarray. While protesters filled the streets, the Soviets disseminated time machine images of 9/11. Plans for jet air travel were shelved and the Twin Towers...

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